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TPD is a Top 10 Best Place to Work in PA

December 6, 2017

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On November 30, 2017, TPD was named the #4 Best Place to Work in PA (medium-sized employer category) in our 12th year on the list at an annual event hosted by Team Pennsylvania, the Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Central Penn Business Journal. The firm jumped EIGHTEEN spots this year, compared to their 2016 ranking at #22. The firm credits this impressive progress to the consistent improvement of their work environment, practices, and benefits taken directly from employee feedback.

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TPD's Southern Expansion

November 29, 2017

We're growing and then a list of TPD office locations

TPD recently welcomed back a familiar face, Christy Staudt, PE, to serve as TPD’s Regional Lead for North Carolina to oversee the opening of TPD’s Asheville, NC office - our first office located in southeastern U.S.

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TPD's Bucks County, PA Office has Relocated

September 6, 2017

TPD's Bucks County, PA Office Map Location

TPD is pleased to announce the relocation of our Bucks County Office to a larger space to accommodate our growing firm. Our new location is at 2003 Lower State Road, Suite 122 Doylestown, PA 18901.

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TPD Officially Joins the Elkton, Maryland Community!

July 14, 2017

Elkton, Maryland Office Location Map Image

TPD is pleased to announce our southern expansion with the opening of our first Maryland office, located in downtown Elkton, MD. The office is situated along the I-95 and US 40 corridors, enabling us to provide our public and private clients and teaming partners with enhanced levels of service and collaboration in Maryland, as well as extending further south. This is TPD's ninth office location in the Mid-Atlantic region, with other locations in Pennsylvania (Pottstown - HQ, Philadelphia, West Chester, Doylestown, Allentown, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh) and New Jersey (Camden). The addition of this office location is a direct outcome of TPD’s intense growth over the past 5 years in terms of revenue and staffing increases. This year alone, the Zweig Group, a national A/E/C-oriented organization, ranked TPD a Hot 100 Firm nationwide based on growth, as well as the #28 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work For in the Nation. Additionally, Engineering News Record named TPD a Mid-Atlantic Top Design Firm for four consecutive years.

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TPD Ranked for 15th Year on Zweig’s Best CE Firms to Work For List

May 19, 2017

2017 Best Frims to Work for award logo

Zweig Group’s annual Best Firms To Work For competition has ranked Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) the #28 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work For nationwide. This prestigious competition recognizes outstanding architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms for inspiring their teams to perform at the highest levels through providing distinctive and innovative work environments. In TPD’s 15th year on the list, we have established ourselves as perennial top employer. The Zweig Group is an organization that serves as a true partner to the A/E/C community, providing continual resources and tools to help firms to succeed. The complete list of winners is available here.

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TPDer Recognized for Regional TDM Efforts

May 17, 2017

TPD's Bryan Proska accepting the Greater Valley Forge (GVF) Transportation Management's (TMA) Top TBM Professionals Under 40 Award

On Monday, May 8, 2017, the Greater Valley Forge (GVF) Transportation Management Association (TMA) recognized TPDer, Bryan Proska, P.E., for his outstanding work related to Transportation Demand Management (TDM) at their Annual Meeting as part of their annual Top TDM Professionals Under 40 awards program. Bryan was recognized amongst a select group of 20 ambitious leaders in the region who have made a positive impact in the transportation industry.

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TPD Hires former PennDOT Transportation Expert, David J. Azzato, P.E.

April 25, 2017

Dave Azzato, P.E. TPD's Senior Transportation Leader

Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. is pleased to welcome David J. Azzato, P.E. to our firm as Senior Transportation Leader, operating out of our Harrisburg, PA office location.

Dave joins TPD after a 36-year career at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), principally in PennDOT’s Central Office. After serving in various roles in the Highway Delivery Division, Contract Management Division, Design Services Division, and the Bureau of Construction and Materials, Dave was promoted to Chief of the Highway Design and Technology Section within PennDOT’s Bureau of Project Delivery. Dave has experience managing policies and procedures related to highway design and technology, providing quality reviews, and overseeing project schedules.

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TPD Welcomes Alex Meitzler, Regional Planning Expert

March 29, 2017

Alex Meitzler, P.E., PTOE A Senior Project Manager at TPD

On March 27th we welcomed a new face to the TPD family: Alex Meitzler, P.E., PTOE. Alex joins TPD as a senior project manager in our Transportation Planning Department. Alex will serve as the office manager for a new TPD office to be located in Maryland. Utilizing his broad technical, managerial, and public speaking experience, Alex will help to expand TPD’s services in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and beyond.

Alex brings 26 years of industry experience to his new position with TPD. His expertise covers all facets of traffic and operations, including strategic planning, traffic impact studies, traffic engineering analyses, traffic signal designs, and preliminary/final design. Throughout his career, Alex has provided services for a wide range of clients, including public agencies (e.g., MdSHA, DelDOT, VDOT, PennDOT, FHWA), municipalities and counties (e.g., City of Wilmington, City of Newark, DE), and private developers. Alex’s recent experience includes traffic task management for a $70 million design/build project improving Route 1 near Fort Belvoir, VA, and for a Diverging Diamond Interchange project in Blacksburg, VA.

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TPDer Named TMACC’s Chair of the Board

February 6, 2017

TPD's Executive Vice President, Donald Jacobs, P.E., PTOE

TPD’s Executive Vice President, Donald Jacobs, P.E., PTOE, has been named the Chair of the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC)’s Board of Directors. He previously served on TMACC’s Board and as Treasurer for over eight years. The Board also elected their Executive Committee, which includes Greg Davis, Partner at Saul Ewing (Vice Chair), Matthew Baumann, Assistant Township Manager at Tredyffrin Township (Secretary), and Anthony Nichols, Senior Vice President at Workspace Property Trust (Treasurer).

Don’s areas of expertise are traffic and transportation planning, as well as highway design. Since joining TPD in 1995, Don has managed dozens of transportation-related projects, most of which he has carried from the planning stage through preliminary and final design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocations, and construction.

TMACC is a non-profit located in Malvern, committing their efforts to advocating for the improvement of air quality and congestion through transportation management demand strategies and congestion mitigation strategies. Their Board is made up of over 20 professionals from the public and private sector. Their full release is found here:

TPDer Recognized as ENR MidAtlantic Top Young Professional

January 11, 2017

TPD's Joseph Platt, Jr., P.E., Senior Project Manager and Leader of TPD's Traffic Engineering Group

It is with great honor and pride that we announce Joseph Platt, Jr., P.E., Senior Project Manager and Leader of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD)’s Traffic Engineering Group, has been named one of Engineering News Record (ENR)’s MidAtlantic Top Young Professionals in 2017. Formerly known as Top 20 Under 40, the awards program honors individuals who have built extraordinary industry portfolios early in their careers. This year’s list is comprised of 22 professionals from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

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TPD’s “12 Days of Giving” Program is Successfully Complete!

January 4, 2017

TPD's 12 Days of Giving Program 2016: Help residents decorate stockings at Bon Homie

As the 2016 holiday season has come to an end, so has Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD)’s unique holiday giving program which was created to benefit students, residents (and animals) across the Mid-Atlantic region. This program also helped members of the firm continue to fulfill one of their collective corporate values: The commitment to bettering their surrounding communities through charitable work and giving.

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TPD is “Giving” Smiles this Holiday Season

December 14, 2016

TPD's 2016 12 Days of Giving logo

Members of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD), a transportation engineering firm located primarily in the Delaware Valley, has made it their mission to spread cheer across the region this year in lieu of sending holiday cards to clients and friends that eventually just get recycled. Through their “12 Days of Giving” program, which was specially crafted to benefit local people (and animals) that need a little extra attention, members of TPD (“TPDers”) are volunteering and/or donating in 12 different ways this holiday season, with help from families and local community members as well.

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TPD's Municipal/Public Planning Services Group has Expanded

August 15, 2016

TPD's Randy Waltermyer, AICP, Planning and Municipal Services Leader

On August 15th we welcomed a new face to the TPD family: Randy Waltermyer, AICP, former Transportation Services Director of the Chester County Planning Commission. Randy brings 13 years of transportation planning and operations experience to the firm, with specialized experience related to: comprehensive plans, bicycle and pedestrian circulation plans, multimodal plans, programming and funding, transit operations, and environmental clearance processes/procedures.

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Welcoming an ITS and Traffic Operations Leader

August 1, 2016

TPD's Thomas Walter, ITS and Traffic Operations Services leader

On August 1st we welcomed a new face to the TPD family: Thomas Walter, formerly of PennDOT District 5-0. During his 35-year career with the District, Tom has become an expert in traffic and operations, including ITS, engineering studies, traffic signals, traffic signing, pavement markings, railroad crossings, roundabouts, and operations / maintenance.

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TPD CFO, Shawn Glick, Recognized on Local Top 40 List

June 16, 2016

TPD's CFO, Shawn Glick, CDA, being recognized by Lehigh Valley Business's Forty Under 40 awards program

Shawn Glick receiving his award

Lehigh Valley Business (LVB) named Shawn Glick, CDA, TPD's CFO, one of the 40 most accomplished young business professionals in the region. LVB’s “Forty Under 40” awards program celebrates the Greater Lehigh Valley's most accomplished young businesswomen and men who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community. Publisher, Mike O’Rourke, was quoted as saying “they [the winners] come from many different industries including health care insurance, engineering and accounting. These folks are truly making an impact on the business community and making the region a great place to work and live.”

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Young Transportation Leaders Recognized for Regional Efforts

May 19, 2016

Benjamin Guthrie, P.E. and Louis Hufnagle being recognized at Greater Valley Forge (GVF) Transportation Management Association (TMA)'s Top TDM Professionals Under 40 awards program

Photo courtesy of GVF

On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Greater Valley Forge (GVF) Transportation Management Association (TMA) recognized two of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD)’s employees for their outstanding work related to Transportation Demand Management (TDM) at their Annual Meeting as part of their annual Top TDM Professionals Under 40 awards program. Benjamin Guthrie, P.E., and Louis Hufnagle were recognized, among 23 of their peers, as ambitious leaders in the region who have made a positive impact in the transportation industry.

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2016 Take Our Children to Work Day

April 28, 2016

2016 Take Our Children to Work Day Group image

On April 28, 2016, TPDers in our Pottstown office were joined by 19 of their children for an interactive day of learning and fun in honor of National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day! The agenda included learning more about the services TPD provides, specifically bridge design and inspection, followed by a computer game demonstrating the importance of designing and building structurally sound bridges.

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CPESC - Revised Requirements in PA

April 27, 2016

CPESC logo

Steven Natale, PE, of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) recently received his Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) certificate, joining two other staff members, Daniel Bitterlich, PE, and Tracy Stroschein, who are also certified. The CPESC is an inspection requirement PennDOT has recently adopted for projects larger in scale, such as the SR 0422, Sections M1A and M2A over the Schuylkill River.

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Up SIX spots from last year!

February 12, 2016

Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) is pleased to announce we have been ranked the #14 firm on the 2016 Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top Engineering Firms list. TPD first made PBJ’s list in 2000 and is proud to have been consistently ranked over the years, including jumping up six spots from last year. Since 1989, TPD has provided transportation engineering services for public and private sector clients across the Greater Philadelphia area and mid-Atlantic Region.

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Philip Wursta, TPD Vice President, Appointed to Bucks County Community College Board of Trustees

February 1, 2016

TPD's Vice President, Philip Wursta

Philip Wursta, Vice President at TPD and leader in the local civil engineering community, has been appointed to the Bucks County Community College (BCCC) Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of 15 members of the community who meet monthly to govern the two-year, public college, which was founded in 1964. Mr. Wursta previously served the College as a long-time board member and past president of the BCCC Foundation.

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